Introducing Dr Annemieke
Annemieke is a paediatric intensivist and a member of the Operation Smile UK medical subcommittee. Annemieke has volunteered for many medical missions, travelling to India, Cambodia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Namibia, South Africa, Jordan, China, Honduras, Paraguay, Malawi, Vietnam and Madagascar.
Open Heart, Open Hands
Patient advocate Carlos Mahalambe brought 18 potential patients to Operation Smile’s July 2018 Quelimane medical mission.
Daniel’s Drive: Training Ethiopian Surgeons
With Dr. Daniel Getachew leading plastic surgery at Jimma University Specialized Hospital, Operation Smile is developing the next phase of training for his unit.
Malawian Students Create Impact Through Action
Operation Smile student volunteers host free community health screenings to raise cleft awareness and funds.
Building the NEXT Generation's Skills
Operation Smile residents and medical volunteers learn life-saving skills at NEXT medical conference workshops.
Completeness of Care: Anaesthesia
Operation Smile anaesthesia providers ensure the safety of our patients by conducting medical evaluations, administering safe anaesthesia and responding to any issue that may occur.
Meet The Acompañantes
Miriam Figueroa, Edwin López and Claudia Rivas are three of the seven advocates who help Honduran patients connect with Operation Smile.
Realising His Reach, Part 2
Operation Smile Honduras called on Rudis Casteñeda and other patient advocates to find the remaining adults, teens and children in Honduras living with cleft.
Realising His Reach, Part 1
Rudis Casteñeda was devastated when his daughter, Kensey, was born with cleft. Three months later, her surgery from Operation Smile changed both of their lives.
Skilled At Heart
Operation Smile's AHA life support training programs are saving lives and strengthening health systems in countries like Ethiopia.
Improving Patient Safety in Vietnam
Vietnam's Ministry of Health and Operation Smile are collaborating to improve the country's standards of surgical care.